Because the “megapixel battle” amongst smartphone corporations heats up, 50 per cent of the smartphones offered globally could have three or extra digital camera sensors by the top of 2021, a brand new report by Counterpoint Analysis has predicted. In 2019, authentic tools producers (OEMs) are taking the battle a step forward, with the triple digital camera set-up now changing into standard among the many customers.

Virtually six per cent of smartphones offered globally had three or extra rear digital camera sensors in March 2018. This determine is prone to go as much as 15 per cent by the top of 2019 and 35 per cent by the top of 2020. “Much like twin digital camera adoption development, the triple digital camera fixture initially featured within the higher-priced smartphones. Nonetheless, in the direction of the top of 2018 and early 2019, even smartphones within the reasonably priced premium and mid-tier worth bands featured three or extra cameras,” mentioned Hanish Bhatia, Senior Analyst, Gadgets and Ecosystem, Counterpoint Analysis.

Greater than 40 smartphones launched as of April this yr had three or extra cameras. Amongst these, 30 launches have been within the first quarter (Q1) of 2019. Huawei and Samsung are main the adoption. The Huawei Mate and P collection, the Samsung Galaxy A collection, the brand new Galaxy flagships, and the Vivo V15/Professional are a number of the current fashions driving the triple (and extra) digital camera sensor penetration.

Different OEMs, together with Apple and OnePlus, would be part of the bandwagon later this yr, mentioned the report. Smartphone gamers are anticipated to launch fashions with 64MP and extra within the second half (H2) of 2019. “In 2020, we anticipate smartphones with digital camera resolutions of 100MP and extra. Google doesn’t even have twin cameras in its flagship Pixel telephones and was counting on the stellar picture high quality by software program. “Nonetheless, with the premium section more and more adopting twin digital camera sensors, Google might be below stress to combine this into their upcoming flagships,” Bhatia added.